|Charles A. Taggart|
|Born||January 17, 1843|
|Died||April 10, 1938(aged 95)|
|Place of birth||Blandford, Massachusetts|
|Place of burial||Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||37th Massachusetts Infantry|
American Civil War|
• Battle of Sayler's Creek
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Biography[edit | edit source]
Born on January 17, 1843, in Blandford, Massachusetts, Taggart was living in Otis, Massachusetts, when he joined the Army. He served during the Civil War as a private in Company B of the 37th Massachusetts Infantry. At the Battle of Sayler's Creek on April 6, 1865, he captured a battle flag. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor a month later, on May 10, 1865.
Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]
Capture of flag.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Charles A. Taggart". Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=362. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
- "Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients (M–Z)". Medal of Honor Citations. United States Army Center of Military History. June 26, 2011. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwarmz.html. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
- Holt, Dean W. (2010). American Military Cemeteries. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. p. 79. ISBN 9780786440238. http://books.google.com/books?id=UtGA-cP3-HsC&pg=PA79.
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- Charles A. Taggart at Find a Grave
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